The Battery Balancer plugs directly into the balance connector present on most Lithium-based batteries. In many cases, this is the only connection required. A pair of indicator lights on the front panel give a "go / no go" indication of the battery's state of balance and state of charge. More detailed battery information is available via the CAN bus.
The Battery Balancer can be used in two ways:
As a hand-held battery verification tool, or
Installed in a UAV, either with or without interfacing to the vehicle's CAN bus.
Installation into a UAV confers a number of operational advantages:
Batteries do not need to be removed periodically to check for balance.
Battery status is available instantly, either directly from the front-panel LEDs, or remotely from the telemetry data sent on the CAN bus.
Batteries are maintained in a state of balance, improving flight-readiness.
Product brief: a short summary of the key features and specifications.
Product manual: detailed description of the Battery Balancer hardware - how to configure it, how to connect it up, electrical and mechanical specifications, LiPo reference data, etc.
CAN protocol: describes what values the Battery Balancer can measure and transmit, what commands it can receive, and how this data is formatted.
Configuration utility: a Windows app for configuring the Battery Balancer and checking that it is all working correctly.